Low Impact Development

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Low-Impact Development originally started as a stormwater management approach that relied on integrated site specific bioretention basins that replicate predevelopment
hydrologic conditions.

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  • In a mature rain forest, for example, almost all the rainfall disperses along the forest floor, where it infiltrates into the ground, is taken up by the roots of plants and trees, or evaporates. Researchers estimate that about less than one percent becomes surface runoff.
    But when forests and natural open spaces are cleared, and buildings, roads, parking areas and lawns dominate the landscape, rainfall becomes stormwater runoff, carrying pollutants to nearby waters. Much less water infiltrates and is taken up by plants, less evaporates back to the atmosphere, and much more (about 20-30 percent in a suburban neighborhood) becomes surface runoff or stormwater runoff.
  • Low Impact Development

    1. 1. Bioretention Swales Installation of the StormTech chambers in bioretention area Completed installation
    2. 2. E x a m p l e s o f s t o r m w a t e r L I D s G r e e n r o o f s
    3. 3. Underground Storage

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